My dear friend Kat Lord took a 13-hour Grey Hound bus ride up to Grande Prairie on December 30th to be with Chris and I on New Years Eve. She stayed the week with us and  then on Friday January 7th we all drove down to Calgary for the 50th Anniversary of The Gauntlet, the student newspaper Chris and I met at and the hub and heart of our university careers.

While Kat was here, she wanted some photos of her and Zappa. Zappa used to belong to Kat when he was a new born kitten, but in 2005 Kat couldn’t keep him anymore and she asked Chris if he would take him. Zappa moved in with Chris and the other roommates during the summer of 2005. I moved in with Chris, Zappa and the gang in September 2005. So, Zappa has seniority.  Unfortunately that means I clean his litterbox, being the underling of the household.

So one day, while Kat was visiting, I set up the light stands, prepared the flashes, the camera, the CF card and lenses and did my very first solo photo shoot without any assistance from Chris.  Not only was this experience valuable for myself as a budding photographer and essential for the business Chris and I are starting together, but it was also fun, exillerating and left me wanting to do more.  Here a few of “the better” shots from the shoot, as  well as a couple that I didn’t completely nail the focus on, but captured a part of Kat’s personality.  She is a women of many layers with a rich and beautiful character, charisma and determination. I look forward to doing another photo shoot, to capture more of the layers that make up my friend.